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22:05  15 april  2019
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Inter scouting West Ham target Zapata

Inter scouting West Ham target Zapata Inter Milan have sent scouts to watch West Ham transfer target Duvan Zapata ahead of a potential summer swoop. According to FC Inter News, via Inside Futbol, Inter sent scouts to watch Zapata as Atalanta played Empoli on Monday night. Atalanta, astonishingly, were held to a 0-0 draw against Empoli, after having a remarkable 47 shots during the game. Despite their lack of finishing ability against Empoli, Zapata has rarely failed to provide the goods this season – with 20 goals and five assists in 30 Serie A appearances for the club. The report claims that West Ham and Newcastle are both interested in Zapata, as they look to strengthen their squads in the summer.

Atalanta name price for West Ham target Zapata © Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport Parma Calcio v Atalanta BC - Serie A

Atalanta have slapped a large price tag on striker and West Ham target Duvan Zapata, with interest in the Italian club’s star man heating up.

The 28-year old forward has been in electric form in the Serie A this season for Atalanta, having scored 20 league goals in 30 appearances. Such has his form been impressive that he has attracted a number of potential new suitors, including Premier League duo Chelsea and the Hammers.

The Colombia international is currently undergoing a two-year loan spell with Atalanta from fellow Serie A side Sampdoria, and La Dea are keen to invoke their option to buy clause this summer, which sets Zapata’s price at just €26million.

Napoli join West Ham in Zapata race

Napoli join West Ham in Zapata race West Ham could face competition from Napoli in their pursuit of Duvan Zapata this summer. The Hammers have been frequently linked with a move to sign the Colombian attacker, who they reportedly made a €40 million move for during the January transfer window earlier this year. Atalanta were quick to rebuff the apparent offer from West Ham, who could be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements ahead of next season. However, if Manuel Pellegrini is to oversee the signing of Zapata for his club, it seems there will be plenty of competition to fend off.

With interested clubs willing to pay top dollar though, the club are open to selling on their top goalscorer for a profit.

Atalanta name price for West Ham target Zapata © Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport

According to Calciomercato, Atalanta would be willing to sell Zapata for €50million (£43.1million), which could prove difficult for West Ham.

The London club, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, failed with a £35million offer for Zapata in January, and with interest having since increased in the experienced forward, the additional fee required could prove too much for the club.

With other younger stars such as Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez linked with switches for similar fees, the Hammers may need to prioritise and subsequently miss out on signing the Colombian.

Five players West Ham could sign from Serie A.
It will be a big Summer ahead for West Ham, with Manuel Pellegrini being tasked with strengthening the Hammers side. West Ham will be scouring the world for potential new signings and could look to Italy and the Serie A for some new talents. Here, we’ll look at several options from Italy that West Ham could take a look at, with Serie A continuing to improve in quality. Here, we look at five potential options that West Ham could sign from Italy. 2/6 SLIDES © Paolo Bruno/Getty Images Sport Edin Dzeko Dzeko was with Pellegrini at Manchester City, and could be another player who reunites with his former boss.

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